Service Units


The Admissions team is responsible for coordinating all undergraduate and postgraduate (taught and research) recruitment activity, including study abroad and international applications to the University.

Director: Julie Ramsay
Tel: +44(0)1334 462150

Please see prospective students to find contact details for undergraduate and postgraduate applications.

Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development (CAPOD)

CAPOD provides a comprehensive range of opportunities to support personal, professional and academic development for all staff and students; and to contribute to organisational effectiveness by promoting engagement with institutional values and priorities.

Director: Carol Morris
Tel: +44(0)1334 462141

Careers Centre

The Careers Centre is situated opposite the Students Association, at 6 St Mary’s Place and is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Director: Paul Brown
Tel: +44(0)1334 462688


Situated in Mansefield, opposite the Student’s Association, the Chaplaincy is used by a variety of students and staff for quiet and reflection, for various meetings, for meeting with friends and for social activities.

Director: The Rev Dr Donald MacEwan
Tel: +44(0)1334 462866

Corporate Communications

Director: Niall Scott
Tel: +44(0)1334 467227

Court & Senate Office

The Court & Senate Office exists primarily to ensure the efficient and effective administration of the University Court, the University Senate and their major committees (including Academic Council).

Tel: +44(0)1334 462526


Development is responsible for the University’s philanthropic fundraising and relations with our 69,000 alumni, friends and benefactors worldwide.

Tel: +44(0)1334 462113

Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Environmental Health and Safety Services provide advice on all aspects of accident prevention and risk management.

Tel: +44(0)1334 462750


Estates deal with maintenance and repairs, car parking, environmental and sustainable development, security, signage, waste and recycling, University mail, incident reporting and cleaning.

Tel: +44(0)1334 463999


The Finance department is responsible for the production of the University’s Financial Statements and for the administration of financial processes within the University.

Tel: +44(0)1334 462553

Human Resources

Human Resources is responsible for supporting the University through the delivery of a comprehensive HR service which develops and adopts relevant people management strategies, provides a range of professional support, information and expert advice consistent with employment legislation and best practice.

Tel: +44(0)1334 463096

IT Services

The University provides a comprehensive computer service to all staff and students. Telephone and media services are also provided by IT Services.

Tel: +44(0)1334 462770


The University of St Andrews has a number of libraries where students, staff and members of the public can withdraw publications, use reference books, research topics of interest and study in a calm environment.

Tel: +44(0)1334 462283

Museum Collections

The University has three museums with a range of exhibitions and activities to explore and enjoy. The Museum Collections Unit is managed on a daily basis by the Director and the Curators.

Directors: Helen Rawson and Alison Hadfield

Music Centre

The Music Centre is open to everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians, whether you want to take lessons, play in groups, practise or just come and listen. In addition, the University offers nine undergraduate modules for those who wish to make music part of their degree.

Director: Michael Downes
Tel: +44(0)1334 462226

Principal’s Office

The Principal’s Office is responsible for governance of the University.

Tel: +44(0)1334 462525

Print & Design

Print & Design provide a full range of design, printing and photographic services. We also provide editorial support to major University publications through our Publications team and a range of other communication materials. University branding and corporate identity is also a key part of our work.

Tel: +44(0)1334 463020


Procurement manage suppliers of services and goods to the University.

Tel: +44(0)1334 2523


Registry responsibilities include admissions, the administration of student records, timetabling, curriculum and examination support, the co-ordination of collaborations and study abroad, the provision of all associated reporting.

Tel: +44(0)1334 462020

Residential and Business Services

Residential and Business Services oversee student accommodation, conference and groups services and catering.

Director: Ben Stuart
Tel: +44(0)1334 462515

Sport and Exercise

Director: Stephen Stewart
Tel: +44(0)1334 462190

Student Services

Student Serices help students get the best university experience possible.

Director: Chris Lusk
Tel: +44(0)1334 462020